Director- Lela Yadav
Star-cast- Radhika Apte, Tannishta Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Lehar Khan
- The film recounts the lives of three women and BFFs – Lajjo (Radhika Apte), Rani (Tannishta Chatterjee) and Surveen Chawla (Bijli).
- Lajjo works for a garment manufacturer along with her widow friend Rani.
- Bijli works as a dancer-cum-sex worker.
- They encounter with lots of dangers they face from getting ill-treated by the men in their lives to haven’t experienced sex in the most beautiful form.
- Rani tries to get her son married to a village belle. Lajjo faces abuses from her husband for being infertile. Bijli at the peak of her career faces competition with a young girl brought by her boss.
- Parched unravels myriads of sexual awakening which makes it an intriguing film.
- The ladies of the film deliver a phenomenal job.
- Rani as a widow, Lajjo as a “barren” woman, Bijli as a sex worker just nails it!
- Each and every intimate scene has been shot aesthetically and with a realistic angle.
- Surveen’s character turns out to be a little puzzled.
- The film is not actually the “women-centric” film rather it’s more like a chick flick in a rural setting.
Watch it for Radhika Apte’s tremendous performance!